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PROE Rapport annuel 2013

Message du Président

L’année écoulée a été synonyme d’avancée pour le PROE, et les Membres comme le Secrétariat peuvent s’enorgueillir à juste titre des progrès et des réalisations accomplis.

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SPREP Annual Report 2013

SPREP launches 2013 Annual Report

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is pleased to advise that the 2013 SPREP Annual Report is now available online. In 2013 SPREP celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the SPREP Treaty, which established the Secretariat as an autonomous body.

Mr David Sheppard, Director General of SPREP explains that there was a lot to celebrate during this anniversary year:

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Major clean-up in American Samoa to stop chikungunya

Five government agencies in American Samoa have launched major clean up efforts to rid of breeding grounds for mosquitoes spreading Chikungunya, or Chik, virus.

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45 more cases of chik virus in American Samoa

More cases of chikungunya, or chik, virus have been recorded in American Samoa.

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300 plus chikungunya cases in American Samoa

The American Samoan Department of Health says there are now more than 300 confirmed cases of chikungunya or 'chik' virus in the territory.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International (http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/251430/300-plus-chik...)

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Displaced families in American Samoa to be given temporary housing

Families in American Samoa who have been displaced by landslides and flooding last week are to have government assistance to find better temporary housing.

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American Samoa reeling from floods

The American Samoa Government is submitting a request for a disaster declaration in areas worst it by severe weather last week.

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Authorities assess weather damage in American Samoa

Families whose homes were damaged by mudslides in American Samoa are being asked to hold off cleaning up until their damage has been assessed.

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One dead, homes evacuated after heavy rain in American Samoa

A teenage girl has died and homes have been evacuated under the threat of landslides following a day of severe weather in America Samoa.

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Climate change gets more funding than food security in Pacific

By Online Editor
6:22 pm GMT+12, 17/05/2014, Ethiopia

Reports by PACNEWS Journalist, Pita Ligaiula in Addis Ababa

Climate Change in the Pacific receives more funding from donors than food security, according to a regional government official.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Food Security Technical officer, Gibson Susumu said there is a need for climate change and food security to be given same priority in terms of funding.

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Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement - South Pacific island states

A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific to guide development and preparedness planning.

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NGOs working to provide clean water in Samoa following cyclone Evan

Posted at 22:36 on 18 December, 2012 UTC

Ensuring those families that have been displaced by Cyclone Evan stay healthy, is being seen as crucial over the coming days as Samoa deals with the cyclone’s aftermath.

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Two killed as tropical Cyclone Evan hits Samoa

Two people have been confirmed dead as Cyclone Evan causes widespread destruction around the Samoan capital of Apia. It is understood most of the roads out of Apia are now cut off, with all of the rivers flooded in the region the storm made landfall earlier today. The category-two storm is generating winds of more than 110 kilometres per hour at its centre. Storm and flood warnings have been issued, with forecasts that it will cause a sea surge of more than three metres along the Samoan coast.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Samoa warned to prepare for cyclone Evan’s return

Posted at 20:09 on 13 December, 2012 UTC

The head of disaster managament in Samoa says people need to be prepared for Tropical Cyclone Evan hit again later this morning.

Early this morning, Evan was moving west northwest and was about 30 kilometres northeast of Apia. It is turning southwest and intensifying.

Cyclone Evan has already caused widespread damage, after making landfall in the capital, Apia, yesterday.

Three deaths have been reported by overseas media, but there has been no official confirmation.

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The Pacific Environment and Climate Change Outlook

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 – Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar.

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Pacific Region: Average seasonal rainfall and ICU precipitation predictions for Sep-Oct-Nov 2012

Description:

The top map shows the average daily rainfall in mm/day for the months of Sep-Nov over the 25 year period: 1979-2003. The map below shows the currently predicted rainfall anomaly for Sep-Nov 2012 (Island Climate Update ICU #144)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pacific Region - El Niño average seasonal rainfall compared to long term seasonal average for 1979-2003, actual and relative (Sep-Oct-Nov | Dec-Jan-Feb)

Description:

The maps opposite show rainfall patterns for Sep-Oct-Nov (southern hemisphere spring) and for Dec-Jan-Feb (southern hemisphere winter) generated from a merged analysis of precipitation from 1979 to 2003.
The top row shows the average daily rainfall that prevails for the given period and ENSO conditions. Darker colors indicate more rain.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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American Samoa declared 'tsunami ready'

American Samoa has been declared 'tsunami ready' by the US Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

Audio: American Samoa rebounds, learns lessons from tsunami

Updated 1 October 2012, 14:53 AEST

The announcement coincides with the third anniversary of the 2009 tsunami that killed 34 people and caused millions of dollars of damage.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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